Written By: Shayanki Roychowdhury

From a very early age, there has been a strong belief imbibed in me that movies, books, and a non-misogynistic conscience can change the world. A good cinema can change a person, it has the capability to cause revolutions and turmoils of every form.Most of us are so over hyped about the next Khan movie. No, definitely not going about the argument surrounding that, because it’s an emotion in our country altogether.

However changes are the only constant and with the world changing so rapidly, we cannot expect the world of cinema to stand transient. It revolves and satisfies desires of hungry minds.

Here is a little attempt to popularize cinema not for any purpose of publicity, but simply for the sake of making the readers aware of the beautiful things, that were missed amidst the hustle and bustle.

Here is a list of the modern Indian movies that have paved their way through the globe :

  • Parched : Based on the rural landscape of Rajasthan , yes definitely the place with the highest rate of infant mortality. The movie is all about conversations and desires of a women, that have been long forgotten or maybe abandoned by the Indian society. It beautifully traces the conversations of four women about men, sex, and life altogether. Starring Radhika Apte.
  • Masaan : Based on the country’s land of holy spirits, Varanasi. This is a tale of two people, unattached who make an attempt to get rid of their past and the bitter memories which make them claustrophobic now. It’s a story about how even now, our Indian society fails to adjust behind the orthodox rules set by the society.
  • The Japanese wife : Directed by the very famous Aparna Sen. The plot revolves around a Bengali man and the relationship he shares with his Japanese pen pal. They exchange vows and promises, that never withered with time, without meeting each other even for once.
  • Margarita with a straw : It’s the journey of a woman towards her freedom. Yes right that’s exactly how i would like to describe the movie. Cinemas of this sort are more like love letters to life. It’s the journey of a rebel suffering from cerebral palsy, who leaves India to study in New York. Starring Kalki Koechlin, in her best .
  • Ship of theseus : The ship of Theseus, as the title of this movie suggests, is a thought experiment that raises the question of whether an object that has had all of its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object . The movie rotates around three characters an ailing monk, photographer and a young stock broker who go on a soul searching journey to excavate their own identity, justice, beauty and the meaning of life and death.
  • Monsoon wedding : Directed by my personal favorite Mira Nair. The plot rotates around a wedding ceremony and the revelations as the true mask of every family member wears off. It’s a story about how families stick together in spite of the revelations and why we can call them a part of our own.
  • Salaam Bombay : Directed by Mira Nair. The plot rotates around the misery and the changing dynamics of a little boy, stuck with poverty, as he moves to another slum area of Mumbai.
  • Asha jaoar majhe : The plot revolves around a Calcutta , hit by recession. A married couple who work day in and out at different shifts to make their ends meet. And throughout the day , they just get five minutes of time to be with each other. This movie is about a dream revolving around that, it’s about how they are bound together just by the string of love and nothing else. With no lyrics and perfectly done and intricate camera works this movie is magic altogether.
  • The lunch box : The movie is all about little notes being exchanged in lunch boxes and the utopian world that exists in these written words. A sudden mishap in tiffin carrier’s service makes Ila’s tiffin box, made for her husband getting delivered to a middle aged man named Saajan Fernandes. Starring Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Times are changing and so are we. The world of cinema changes with us and moves forward. So plan your weekend’s moviecation now.